Bohemian Rhapsody – a reluctant 88KoS Cover

So Nadine Hutton has been at it again. Challenging me to do Bohemian Rhapsody. Tsek!

I just can’t say no to her, and besides it’s a daunting challenge. So many vocal parts and so little time (I hate spending more than a week on a cover, start to finish). In this case it was threatening to take longer so I had to cut it short and render and publish so there are some rough bits, but…

When all is said and done it was fun and I guess that’s all that counts.

So here goes – Bohemian Rhapsody with little old me trying to sing 11 different vocal parts. Yikes!

While I’ve got your attention: I’ve started posting high-quality renders of my original songs on my Airborne Music paysite. It’s a deviation from the traditional way of payment in that you do not pay for the album but rather suppot the artist at a cost of $1 per month. That’s right, access to all my music for less than the price of a beer every month.

I’d appreciate it if you would considering joining this site and supporting me.

As an aside – Airborne is a South African site so let’s try and get their idea going and spread the word.

There’s a video explaining how it works here



PS – Here’s how Nadine described the song when I shared the first rough take with her: “I can almost see this as a opera of insanity – the monologue of a madman running through an empty house whispering at times, shouting, frenzied, resigned. The chorus is absolutely brilliant. A carnival of the voices in his head.”

My Favourite Songs – Essex Green – Mrs Bean

I only ever liked playing live at the Abelarde Sanction. In some respects it was a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than Mos Eisly and the bands certainly added to that impression, but it was a home fo people who wanted to listen in a country where audiences mostly see live music as an intrusion into their night out.

In between sets several DJ’s, most notably Martin Barbee, Manik and Darklord Smegbreath used to entertain us with songs from their vast collections. There were always new and challenging tunes and I miss that exposure.

My fading memory says it was the Darklord who brought in this wonderful tune. It was always a dancefloor filler, in a place where dancing was not always appropriate. Even today I can’t sit still when I hear it. For a little while I even had it as my ringtone but I was always leaving the phone unanswered just so I could hear the entire song.

It is good. It is perfect. And it always makes me happy.